Stage 4 breast cancer with a pacemaker
Most people know someone with a pacemaker, and chances are that person will be elderly. The average age of a first pacemaker implantation in the UK is 72, but pacemakers are actually fitted in people of all ages from newborn babies to the very elderly. I was 39 when I had mine, which was needed as a complication after heart surgery to replace my aortic valve and root.
I was diagnosed with primary breast cancer in April 2018. It didn’t come as a surprise to me as my mum had died from breast cancer a few years earlier having been diagnosed with primary breast cancer in her 30s.
There is a natural instinct when you are diagnosed with something like cancer to seek out like-minded folk. I assume it probably applies to a lot of situations. But the people you seek out when you have metastatic cancer are different from those you seek out when you’ve bought a classic car. Because whilst you’re all going to be very different in many ways, here’s the one thing you all have in common – You are all dying.
I met Jo 3 years ago at the Conservative Party conference as we were both involved with the Breast Cancer Care (BCC) conference stand. When we met we realised we
My name is Kate Gross, And I’m a 3 x cancer survivor. We are planning the adventure of a lifetime, but first a little about me. I’m 50 years old
This blog will probably upset some people. I talk about real life. In fact I talk about my life. My life with incurable, but always fatal, secondary breast cancer aged
It’s World Mental Health Day, and we’ve seen so many good social media posts about the need to move beyond talking to action… Cancer is a real challenge to your mental
A number of our members blog regularly about their experiences. Kit has posted another strong post as we continue to deal with #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth and all that brings, whilst we’re trying
I’m writing this after getting another ‘all clear’ mammogram result. The fifteenth to be precise. You may wonder why I’ve had so many – one a year since I had